My husband Paul Recently retired and we love to travel during the winter months with our 2 dogs escaping from cold weather in Missouri. We love the outdoors, love to hunt, and hike. I enjoy yoga! We Enjoy good food and good wine and good company. We are a Christian couple married for 35 years.
Paul is a Tool and Die Maker / Machinist with 30 years in Irrigation. (The Toro Company) Joy loves to cook, garden, enjoys meeting new people, yoga and we love living a healthy active lifestyle.
We have 1 dog currently, a hungarian Vizsla and a soon will have a German Shorthair Pointer. Our dog is always friendly, loves to run and explore, well trained but still a young dog. Always looking for great places that they can run off leash.
Our favorite boondocking locations are in California: Quartzite, California City, Joshua National Park.......We are new at this so always looking to explore!
We moved to Lathrop Missouri in 2016 after retiring and living in Southern California. We now spend more time with our 2 daughters, Son in laws and 5 grandkids who are all in the Midwest.
2017 Momentum 328M Toy Hauler, Fifth Wheel towed by a Dodge Ram 1 ton Diesel.
After some weather issues and scheduling adjustments we were able to get it done. Willing to share the spot with other guests. Welcome back anytime.
Very nice couple enjoyed there stay and enjoyed watching their dogs run and play.
My hosts have created a little bit of paradise for themselves, and they graciously share it with BW guests. Beautiful grounds, immaculately kept, lovely garden, wonderful people. Really enjoyed the tour of their place as well as our conversation. I will definitely go back!
We received a warm welcome and enjoyed a walk around the property. Joy & Paul let us play with their dogs and gave us food to feed the fish. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely stay again. Thank you!
I loved everything about this boondocking site and the hosts. Beautiful and quiet location in the countryside, lovely gardens, super friendly and interesting hosts. I hope I get to meet up with them again sometime during our travels. Thank you!!!
A blooming butterfly garden welcomed us along the driveway of this lovely location. The hosts were equally welcoming and so helpful and friendly. The peaceful setting afforded every convenience plus a beautiful outlook across the pond and fields. Very special! Thank you P&J.
the Best things in Life are the People (and Pets) we Love, the places we've been and the MEMORIES we've made along the way .........
We spent 2 nights in Lathrop, MO area with great hosts and their dogs.
J and P greeted us when we arrived and made it very easy for us to park our 5th wheel on a great level gravel spot with electricity hookup.
They have a beautiful country property with a pond and amazing gardens.
We invited them for dinner on our second night and after dinner storm clouds rolled in and they insisted we come up to their house to watch the storm in the screened porch which we did over dessert.
Thank you for the wonderful conversations and hospitality.
We would love to come back for another visit and welcome you to visit us.
Valerie & Darrel 🇨🇦
These hosts are welcoming & generous with their property. Directions were precise, accessibility was suitable even for our 41ft fifth wheel and the hosts were beyond helpful. We enjoyed the beautiful country setting & truly appreciate their hospitality.
We made it, thanks to you! Our 3400 mile trip home including a little detour to Minnesota, is complete. Your hospitality is the best and your homestead is magnificent. Wish we had had more time to stay and enjoy. Our regrets that Ollie is getting old and forgetful. Best wishes from all of us.
We had a great, albeit quick, stay. Even with a few changes in dates and timing of arrival and departure, joystoeffler made us feel welcome and were accommodating. Their land was a wonderful spot to overnight and the dogs loved being able to stretch their legs and explore. If we are ever back in the area we would love to stay again and explore more! Maybe even help ID some trees :) Thanks again!
We truly enjoyed our time in Lathrop - a beautiful and peaceful setting in the country with excellent hookups, conveniently located near Kansas City. The grounds are incredibly well maintained and our hosts, Paul & Joy, were very kind and generous. Not only did they open up their property to us and our two pups, but allowed us to take some vegetables from their amazing garden and also provided fish food so we could feed the fish in their pond! We had a great time getting to know Paul (sadly, Joy was out of town so we did not have the pleasure of meeting her in person) and would very highly recommend this host location to anyone looking for a great stay out in the country. Thank you again, Paul and Joy, for providing us with such a wonderful experience!
They were dream hosts! They welcomed us warmly when we arrived, gave us multiple options for how to park our RV, and made sure we felt welcome and accommodated for our entire stay. The location is far enough from the city that the stars really shine brightly at night. All of their neighbors within sight have wide open acerages too, so it seems much larger than 10 acres. The entrance to their driveway is wide enough that I didn't have to even try to clear the sides with our 30 foot Travel trailer behind our Yukon. They gave us a bag of fish food so our children could feed the fish in their pond, which was a real treat for them. They gave us vegetables from a garden that they clearly put a lot of time and effort into, which went straight into the instant pot and were delicious. We were squeezing a lot of activity into a short time frame. He offered for us to stay an additional night, which helped a lot. There is more great stuff I could ramble on about. It really was an ideal stay for us. These two have lived interesting lives and it shows in their ease with making pleasant conversation. We didn't expect such an accommodating stay, but we definitely appreciated it.